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Donald Parker

Military

Lt. Donald Parker was killed in action on a mission to Gemuden Marshaling Yard, Germany on March 26, 1944 in "Weary Willie, II" piloted by Capt. Robert Flittie. Lt. Parker was in the nose of the aircraft with Lt. Victor Jacobs on a training mission, leaving too little room for either to wear flak jackets. Lt. Parker was killed instantly when a piece of shrapnel no larger than the eraser head of a pencil pierced his spine. For additional information and a photograph of the damaged aircraft see Marauder: Memoirs of a B-26 Pilot in Europe in World War II, Lou Rehr.

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Units served with

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 456th Bomb Squadron

    456th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Selected Bibliography of Publications: ...

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Date Contributor Update
27 March 2016 22:14:54 JMF Changes to nationality and biography
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Date Contributor Update
27 March 2016 22:10:27 JMF Created entry with surname, firstname, highest rank, role, biography and unit associations
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